Category Archives: Tea Accessories

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Simplify your chai

With half the country in lockdown (and the other half saying “it’s too cold to go outside!”), it’s more important now than ever to have relaxing rituals at home that help you feel comfortable and content.
This is the inspiration behind The Chai Kit, our latest product release.

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Seize the clay—glazed ceramic teawares

Fire up the kiln, leaf lovers! When it comes to ceramics, let’s talk semantics.

Even if the scope of your ceramics knowledge only spans the two-minute pottery wheel scene from Ghost, never fear. The Tea Centre has brought our collective minds together and put in one easy-to-read blog all the facts you want to know about glazed ceramic teawares!

Tea Boxes: The Status and Storage of Tea

  It is often said that tea was once worth as much as gold. At The Tea Centre, we tend to agree! The opulent history of tea boxes proves just how valuable a commodity tea once was. When tea properly arrived in 17th century Europe, storage comprised porcelain canisters and jars. By the 1700s these […]

The Denby Story

The Denby story begins in Derbyshire, the heart of England.  The year was 1809, and local entrepreneur William Bourne discovered the strength and quality of clay in a seam revealed after a road construction. Enlisting his son Joseph to run the business, Bourne began producing his legendary stoneware. Glass was very expensive in the early […]

Ulster Weavers – A Textile Tradition

New Arrivals from Ulster Weavers: ‘Angus’, ‘Jack’, ‘Marmalade’, and ‘Ralf’ At The Tea Centre we love the quality and character of each Ulster Weavers tea towel, tea cosy, teapot, and teacup that we have the pleasure of selling. Beautiful as gifts or as a charming addition to your kitchen decor, it’s easy to see why Ulster Weavers has been […]

New Bone China – Not just any old porcelain

Table settings are being re-made and re-invigorated with the fairly recent introduction of ‘new bone china’. Companies like Australian homewares label, Ashdene, are combining bold and fresh designs with contemporary materials like new bone china to enliven everyday living. New bone china is set apart from its traditional counterpart by the added component of calcium […]

The Chosen Chasen — Why bamboo whisks make the best maccha

With maccha still maintaining its popularity, people are discovering more and more ways of enjoying the powdered pleasure of this traditional Japanese green tea. Whipping up a quick smoothie is a tasty and convenient way to reap the benefits of all the antioxidants, amino acids, and chlorophyll found in maccha. On the other hand, sometimes […]

Cast Iron Teapots – Info & Care Instructions

Originating in China centuries ago, cast iron teapots eventually made their way to Japan where their design and quality were further enhanced, firmly establishing them as household necessities. Traditionally, they were intended for sitting over open fires and heating water, but are now mostly used just for holding tea due to the addition of an […]